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Really basic advice needed (7 posts)

  • Started 5 years ago by Geoff K
  • Latest reply 5 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Geoff K Member

    I would like to set up a family web site on the space provided by my internet provider. It will contain photos and announcements. I have no clue how to do this, how to make a web page, how to manage it so it is usable by others etc. My provider recommends Fetch, Anarchie, or Transit for doing this.

    Can you direct me to a rudimentary source of info? Does Fetch help have a dummies section that would help?

    I submitted a similar post in Apple's iweb forum.

    iMac G4 1GHz 1250MB

    Thanks

    Geoff

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Geoff,

    Fetch does not create or edit webpages (neither do Interarchy or Trasmit). Fetch is a file transfer program that lets you move your webpages from your Macintosh to your Internet provider's server once you have created them. Fetch can also download files from the server back to your Macintosh (if necessary), lets you manage the files on the server, such as deleting or rearranging them, and lets you view the files on the server quickly if you just want to double-check what files are there. Fetch also has tools that make uploading changes to your site later on easier - a Mirror command for uploading just new or changed files, and you can create a droplet icon that you can just drag your files to in order to upload them.

    To learn about the features of and see screenshots of Fetch, see the Fetch 5 Tour.

    We have an introductory tutorial on using Fetch, and extensive help both built into the program and on the web.

    To create the webpages, there are several easy to use webpage creation programs - such as iWeb, Rapidweaver, and Sandvox. You can find more information about them at their company's webpages.

    Please let us know if you have further questions, we are always here to help.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Geoff K Member

    Thanks, Scott. Sounds like Fetch is part of my needs but I still need to "create" the page. I'll look at the other programs you mentioned for that. Probably won't d/l fetch until I've learned to make the page. Otherwise it will sit here untried during the trial period.

    Geoff

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • zannahdoll Member

    I am in the same state as Geoff, creating a website and found out about Fetch through GoDaddy.com - I am planning on using dreamweaver, but that can be a very expensive program...

    Anyway, so reading this - if I create a page Fetch could help upload it, right? It just doesn't help create the pages?

    Now, excuse my ignorance as I am very computer illiterate, I asked a friend about his thoughts/advice on purchasing dreamweaver - he said there was no need - you can create a word document and for links you can just click and make them a hyper link... I can edit pictures and the such...

    Can it really be so simple? I feel like there would be a catch... I guess coding wouldn't work?

    Unlike Geoff I am creating a site for an event (instead of family purposes) - and I want to sell tickets through pay-pal, they will provide a button to insert with the special code...

    At any rate, does anyone have advice on this?

    And in the mean time while I'm creating something in Dreamweaver or whatever I end up with, it would still be great to at least have a one page/basic info live on the web. So how do you upload that on Fetch and send it to the website?

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi zannahdoll,

    I'll try to answer your questions.

    Yes, if you create a page or website, Fetch can upload it. But no, Fetch cannot create the pages.

    In theory you can create webpages in Microsoft Word. In practice, my experience has been that Microsoft Word is an very poor choice for creating and editing HTML pages; the pages often don't look very good, and editing pages after you have created them doesn't work well at all. And you are correct that you could not write and add your own HTML code while working with Microsoft Word. We generally do not recommend it as a tool for creating webpages.

    There are several reasonably priced website creation programs on the Macintosh - there is iWeb, and two others called RapidWeaver and Sandvox. iWeb will not let you edit the HTML code either, however. RapidWeaver and Sandvox have simple webpage creation features, but also let you edit the HTML code if you need to; but they will not let you import existing webpages and sites. But if you are are creating a site from scratch, you might want to look into them.

    Another option is to use a text editor and write all the HTML code yourself; some text editors have tools that make writing the HTML code easier, and often they have preview functions to show you how the page will look. BBEdit, PageSpinner, and Taco HTML Editor are a few of them that get good reviews; there are others.

    Or, there is Dreamweaver, but all of the options above are probably cheaper.

    As for uploading a page or two using Fetch, I recommend looking over the introductory tutorial.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • zannahdoll Member

    Scott,

    you are great, thanks for your help very much, I appreciate it.

    I found a way to use the html I wanted for paypal buttons - there is an option to add an html snipit on iWeb and then a box appears and you cut and paste the code you want into the box and it works out just fine...

    I really like fetch because it is less expensive and it seems to be rather simple...

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi zannahdoll,

    You're welcome.

    And thanks for the feedback - we've tried to keep Fetch easy to use, while still offering the features that advanced users need.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

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